Before Linux Essentials
Over the last few years, I have been writing many free video tutorials for learning Linux. In the main, they have been aimed at existing system administrators who may be new to Linux but versed in IT management tasks. Linux is not just for seasoned administrators and not only for administrators. There are many people that can benefit from what the Operating System has to offer both. This includes system administration folk as well as those in a pure user based function. The LPI has introduced the Linux Essentials certification aiming it at young people through schools and colleges, and academics as well as those just wanting to make a start in Linux.
Making Linux Certification Open to All
Certainly having the mindset to involve young people and their teachers will help. The more secondary and college tutors that have an understanding of Linux then the more Linux will naturally be taught within schools. This is important when you consider that Linux is FREE and the OS and Applications used in schools should not matter. It is the cost and freedom to manage the software the way you want that is important. We want a generation growing up with the understanding of how the software works and how collaboration empowers.
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During this course, we will follow the key objectives of the exam. This will involve investigating Linux both from a simple administration and usage perspectives. The Linux Essentials exam is a recommendation, and not required for pre-requisite for training in the LPIC professional program. Exams are delivered in schools and training centres around the world. To locate the centre nearest you, please contact your local LPI Affiliate.
In order to pass the exam and gain the Certificate of Achievement in Linux Essentials, you should be able to demonstrate:
- Understanding of the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of an Operating System.
- Having a basic knowledge of computer hardware.
- A knowledge of Open Source Applications such as OpenOffice in the Workplace as they relate to Closed Source or proprietary equivalents from other software vendors.
- An understanding of navigation systems on a Linux Desktop and what tools can be used to locate help.
- Basic skills of using a command line interface.
- The skills needed to use basic functions in command line text editors such as vi or nano.